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Chicago Zoological Society (Established 1934)
Zoological Garden
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Director: Stuart Strahl
Phone: 1 (708) 688-8400   Fax: 1 (708) 485-3140   E-Mail:
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, Illinois 60513 UNITED STATES
Department: Brookfield Zoo

Mission: The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society is to help people develop a sustainable and harmonious relationship with nature. In so doing, the Society shall provide for the recreation and education of the people, the conservation of wildlife and the discovery of biological knowledge. The Society pursues this mission principally through its management of Brookfield Zoo for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, and it solicits a balanced base of public and private support for its activities.

Principal Research Programs: Callimico goeldii International studbook and Species Survival Plan. Captive Breeding. Training to improve husbandry. Medical management. Nutritional management. Behavioral research.

Training Opportunities: Research opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate, Continuing Education; Program emphasis: Captive management: Behavior; Breeding; Exhibition; Conservation education and research; Population management. A Conservation Research grant program is administered through the Chicago Zoological Society.

Number of Staff: 450

Supported Species: 5 Ateles geoffroyi (Geoffroy's spider monkey), 2 Ateles geoffroyi yucatanensis (Geoffroy's spider monkey), 1 Ateles paniscus (black spider monkey), 35 Callimico goeldii (Goeldi's marmoset), 4 Cebus apella (tufted capuchin), 3 Cercocebus atys (sooty mangabey), 4 Cercocebus torquatus (white-collared mangabey), 3 Cercopithecus albogularis (Sykes' monkey), 4 Colobus guereza (guereza), 2 Eulemur macaco (black lemur), 2 Eulemur mongoz (mongoose lemur), 7 Gorilla gorilla gorilla (western lowland gorilla), 4 Lemur catta (ring-tailed lemur), 2 Leontopithecus rosalia (golden lion tamarin), 2 Mandrillus sphinx (mandrill), 2 Nomascus leucogenys (northern white-cheeked gibbon), 5 Nycticebus pygmaeus (lesser slow loris), 11 Papio papio (Guinea baboon), 3 Pongo pygmaeus (Bornean orangutan), 5 Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus (Bornean orangutan), 4 Saguinus oedipus (cotton-top tamarin)

Last Updated: 2009-04-08

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